Toasty Buns: Which college football head coaches are feeling the heat in Week 12?
Only two more weeks worth of games before more college football jobs will be opening up.
Trust me, there are going to be more than six Power Five head-coaching vacancies opening up across major college football here in a few weeks.
Auburn became the sixth Power Five team to pull the plug on its former head coach. The funny part in all this is their interim head coach Carnell “Cadillac” Williams has won a game more recently than many of these coaches firmly on the hot seat. This is the year of the interim, as Williams, Jim Leonhard, Mickey Joseph and Brent Key have all had their moments. Who could be out a job soon?
Here are the five hottest seats heading into the penultimate week of the college regular season.
College football hot seat watch: Who is feeling the heat entering Week 12?
A one-point win over NC State does take some pressure off Jeff Hafley at BC
It is amazing how one point in the other direction can make all the difference. You only have to beat your opponent by a single point to win a game, and that is precisely what Jeff Hafley’s Boston College Eagles did at the heavily-favored North Carolina State Wolfpack last Saturday. BC improved to a truly dismal 3-7 on the year, but 2-5 in ACC play. Hafley might not get fired after all.
Although the 3-7 mark is bad, the Eagles could still be alive for achieving bowl eligibility had they taken care of business in the non-conference vs. Rutgers and UConn. While the Huskies are bowl eligible under first-year head coach Jim Mora, the Scarlet Knights are reeling under Greg Schiano. Then again, losing at Virginia Tech by three scores at the start of the season was a terrible loss.
Hafley could be retained by BC on account of having just one of those years in conference play…